noun, plural E·rin·y·es [ih-rin-ee-eez] /ɪˈrɪn iˌiz/. Greek Mythology.
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So was the vengeance of the Erinys accomplished, and the work of the Avengers of Blood ended.Half a Hundred Hero Tales
Then the voice of Ixion smote the ear of Hesioneus, harsh as the flapping of the wings of Erinys when she wanders through the air.
And even as she prayed, the awful Erinys, who wanders through the air, heard her words and swore to accomplish the doom.
The name Erinys did not originally mean Fury, and it cannot be explained from Greek sources alone.Myths and Myth-Makers
There was no more joy within the halls of Oineus, for the Erinys had done their task well.
(plural erinyes), one of the three avenging spirits (Alecto, Tisiphone, Megaera) in Greek religion, of unknown origin, perhaps "the angry spirit" (cf. Arcadian erinein "to be angry," Greek orinein "to raise, stir, excite," eris "strife, discord"). Related: Erinnic.